Posted by: Mandy Beard
on Jul 01, 2008
It's not very often that I get to do an early morning run anymore. But WOW --
when I get to, it is amazing! Not only was it 60 degrees and slighly crisp this morning, it was quiet, the trails were clean, my body felt rested and my stride was easy. I recently abandoned using my ipod for the daily runs and started focusing on my breath. This morning, I was on about my tenth deep inhale when my face was adorned with the hard night's work of a spider. My first instinct was to feel sad that I had washed away this work of art. But the sadness eventually morphed into thoughts and feelings of freedom. Who am I to assume that it is discouraging that the web disappeared? Maybe it is just the opposite -- maybe it opens new doors and brings an optimism for new things ahead? Maybe is it freeing to have a fresh start - every 24 hours.
When I wake up, I try to remember that today is a new day -- each day, I try to pause before getting out of bed to remind myself that I am free to start afresh today and MAKE today whatever I want to make it. So as I ran through web after web this morning, my concern for wrecking the work of spiders blossomed into an enormous sense of freedom -- start new; each day. Needless to say, it was a great run!